Kuala Lumpur , 25 Jun 2015 – The Registrar of Societies (ROS) has recognised that G Palanivel is no longer a member of MIC and that Dr S Subramaniam is the party’s new acting president.
This is stated in a letter from the RoS to the party’s central working committee (CWC) that was elected in 2009, which RoS recognises as the party’s rightful office-bearers.
The letter also states that Subramaniam has the mandate to lead the CWC in conduting a re-election of the party leadership.
Drop Palanivel from Cabinet, says Ex-Youth Chief
Prime Minister Najib Razak must drop beleaguered MIC president G Palanivel from the Cabinet as the Natural Resources and Environment Minister is no longer a member of the Barisan Nasional component party.
In making this call, former MIC Youth chief T Mohan said Palanivel should also resign as Cameron Highlands MP.
“I ask the Prime Minister to review Palanivel’s position in the Cabinet. He lost his membership in the MIC in February this year.
“Apart from the MIC leadership tussle, there are other concrete reasons to drop him.
“Firstly, Palanivel was appointed minister by virtue of being the party president…but now he is no more the party chief, so it is only right that he be dropped and the position given to another party leader,” he told Berita Daily today.
“In fact the Registrar of Societies (RoS) has confirmed that he had lost his membership status in the party for dragging the party to court,” he added.
He also claimed that Palanivel was an ‘insincere’ minister for taking the RoS, a government regulatory body, to court.
“To my knowledge, Palanivel is the first minister to challenge a fellow colleague (Home Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi) in court,” he said adding that the MIC president was the weakest in terms of performance in the Cabinet.
“Apart from this, he has also lied to Najib on several issues… he has even criticised the prime minister in the open.
“So I ask Barisan Nasional to review his position in the Cabinet as it does not bring any good for the ruling coalition and the Indian community,” Mohan said.